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Re: Proposal: Merge checkpoints about text foreground and background colors (4.3/4.4)

From: jon gunderson <jongund@ux1.cso.uiuc.edu>
Date: Fri, 29 Dec 2000 15:10:27 -0600 (CST)
To: Ian Jacobs <ij@w3.org>
cc: w3c-wai-ua@w3.org
Message-ID: <Pine.GSO.4.10.10012291510060.19090-100000@staff2.cso.uiuc.edu>
Ian,
Sounds fine to me.

Jon


On Fri, 29 Dec 2000, Ian Jacobs wrote:

> Hello,
> 
> In the 23 October draft [1], checkpoints 4.3 and 4.4
> ensure control of foreground and background colors of
> all text:
> 
> 4.3 Allow the user to configure the foreground color of all
>     text, with an option to override author-specified, 
>     and user agent default, foreground colors. 
>     Allow the user to select from among the
>     range of system colors. [Priority 1] 
> 
> 4.4 Allow the user to configure the background color of all 
>     text, with an option to override author-specified,
>     and user agent default background colors. 
>     Allow the user to select from among the
>     range of system colors. [Priority 1] 
> 
> The checkpoints have the same priority and almost
> always appear together in the guidelines and techniques
> documents. 
> 
> Reasons to merge them:
> 
>  1) One less P1 checkpoint, same requirements.
>  2) Since they should be set as a pair (by authors, users), 
>     it is convenient that they be listed as a pair.
> 
> I propose the following formulation of the merged 
> checkpoints (a little easier to read, I think):
> 
> <NEW>
> Allow the user to configure the foreground and background 
> color of all text, with an option to override foreground 
> and background colors specified by the author or user agent 
> defaults. Allow the user to select from among the range of
> system colors.
> </NEW>
> 
> NOTE: As part of an action item for issue 348 [2], I am
> reviewing this checkpoint and others related to styling
> selection and focus. I may propose additional changes
> to this and other checkpoints as part of this action, but
> I expect that in any case, foreground and background color
> requirements will be in a single checkpoint.
> 
>  - Ian
> 
> P.S. The first group of checkpoint in Guideline 4
> is entitled 
>  "Checkpoints for fonts and colors (content accessibility)"
> 
> Since these checkpoints (now 3) are only about visually
> rendered text (and not colors for all content), I propose
> reducing the scope of the title to:
> 
>  "Checkpoints for visually rendered text (content accessibility)"
> 
> [1] http://www.w3.org/TR/2000/WD-UAAG10-20001023/
> [2] http://www.w3.org/WAI/UA/2000/11/minutes-20001116#issue-348
> -- 
> Ian Jacobs (jacobs@w3.org)   http://www.w3.org/People/Jacobs
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> 
Received on Friday, 29 December 2000 16:10:29 GMT

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